15 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their expert harmonies and luscious, pop-friendly take on mainstream twang, Britain's Ward Thomas have continually proven that country music need not originate from below the Mason-Dixon—or anywhere close—to find a compelling, authentic voice. On their third studio album, twins Catherine and Lizzie Ward Thomas apply a deeper pop sheen to tracks that mull modern life and love, like on the album's opener, "No Filter," which uses social media perfection as a parable for a failing romance. They reach for catchy, club-ready anthems on songs like "Rather Be Breathing," which seems ripe for a million remixes, but still relax into the more somber balladry on the album's closer, "This Too Will Pass," complete with some Beatles-esque melodic work. Though tracks like "Same Love" veer noticeably away from any real country footing, Restless Minds hits a sweet spot in today's genre-fluid universe, where the rules are minimal but the rewards great.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With their expert harmonies and luscious, pop-friendly take on mainstream twang, Britain's Ward Thomas have continually proven that country music need not originate from below the Mason-Dixon—or anywhere close—to find a compelling, authentic voice. On their third studio album, twins Catherine and Lizzie Ward Thomas apply a deeper pop sheen to tracks that mull modern life and love, like on the album's opener, "No Filter," which uses social media perfection as a parable for a failing romance. They reach for catchy, club-ready anthems on songs like "Rather Be Breathing," which seems ripe for a million remixes, but still relax into the more somber balladry on the album's closer, "This Too Will Pass," complete with some Beatles-esque melodic work. Though tracks like "Same Love" veer noticeably away from any real country footing, Restless Minds hits a sweet spot in today's genre-fluid universe, where the rules are minimal but the rewards great.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings
Alvaman2015 ,

Refreshingly new

Every now and then there comes along fresh new talent that just makes you feel good. Brilliant album 😂

DTeen13 ,

A Stunning Record

Absolutely love this record - such an emotional journey and having both a country and a pop feel to it makes the ride more enjoyable!

Hamkoosh ,

Hamish

An example of what good music sounds like!

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